Tokyo, Japan - October 15, 2020
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces the November 20 release of Plant Resource Manager (PRM™) R4.04, the latest version of a software package in the OpreX™ Asset Management and Integrity family that facilitates the monitoring and control of plant operations by centralizing the management of large volumes of data from instrumentation and manufacturing equipment.
PRM R4.04 features improved device diagnostic functions, enhanced connectivity with other Yokogawa products, and support for the latest software. These upgraded features will give customers greater peace of mind in the safety of their plant operations.
Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to increase productivity and improve maintenance efficiency by using software tools like PRM that can centrally manage large amounts of maintenance information and other types of data from plant monitoring and control devices as well as manufacturing equipment, thus enabling the quick identification of device failures that could interfere with the safe operation of plants. To meet such needs, Yokogawa has continued to enhance PRM's functions.
PRM R4.03, launched in November of last year, included a starter edition of InsightSuiteAE, a software diagnostic tool that aids in the identification of device deterioration by visualizing the usage status of instrumentation such as control valves, which are one of the critical pieces of equipment in any plant. With this latest version of PRM, the InsightSuiteAE software has been enhanced through the addition of a function that can predict the occurrence of a value that indicates a fault in a control valve, thus enabling a more proactive and efficient maintenance approach that will ease customer concerns about the safety of their plant operations.
Graph of predicted fault occurrence dates
The PRM software centrally manages large amounts of status and maintenance information from automation assets as well as production assets. PRM supports the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus, HART®, ISA100 Wireless™, and PROFIBUS field digital communication protocols. PRM has various maintenance support functions, including online functions for monitoring and diagnosing devices and equipment. PRM can work with the FieldMate™ device management software for setting, adjusting, and managing field devices. Through FieldMate, the current device information stored in PRM can be checked in the field. For improved access to maintenance information, the PRM device information can also be accessed from any human interface station (HIS) linked to the CENTUM VP integrated production control system.
OpreX is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa's industrial automation (IA) and control business. The OpreX name stands for excellence in the technologies and solutions that Yokogawa cultivates through the co-creation of value with its customers, and encompasses the entire range of Yokogawa's IA products, services, and solutions. This brand comprises the following five categories: OpreX Transformation, OpreX Control, OpreX Measurement, OpreX Execution, and OpreX Lifecycle. PRM is an OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family solution in the OpreX Transformation category. OpreX Transformation delivers operational excellence throughout an enterprise's activities, from production through to supply chain optimization and risk and business management.
With this brand, Yokogawa will deliver integrated solutions that address specific needs and support its customers in their efforts to transform and grow their businesses.
Industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, pulp and paper, electric power, and wastewater treatment
Field device start up and maintenance, plant operation support
Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business, the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 114 companies spanning 62 countries, generating US$3.7 billion in sales in FY2019. For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com.
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Have the facility managed properly for high-reliable and stable plant operation? PRM contributes to improving the quality of maintenance plans and optimizing maintenance costs throughout the plant life cycle.